Category: Memories and Nostalgia

In Memoriam

January 1 – March 31, 2022

ClassFull NameDegrees
1947Duane W. WestBS Mechanical Engineering
1948Robert A. FrickeBS Electrical Engineering, ’48 BS Mechanical Engineering
1948Donald C. HampsonBS Chemical Engineering, MS Chemical Engineering
1949Richard A. DerbyBS Metallurgical Engineering
1949Mitchell S. SiepakBS Electrical Engineering
1950Paul J. GoodeBS Physics
1950James M. JabaraBS Civil Engineering
1950Mario D. ZadraBS Chemistry
1951Harry D. BennettsBS Civil Engineering
1951Allen J. BentleyBS Mechanical Engineering
1951Ernest W. KitznerBS Mechanical Engineering
1952Robert A. BorakBS Forestry
1952Donald C. ViolettaBS Metallurgical Engineering, MS Metallurgical Engineering
1954Barth R. SchlupBS Civil Engineering
1956Tai Y. LeeBS Mechanical Engineering, MS Mechanical Engineering
1957Christy T. HaugeBS Forestry
1958Glenn R. BrownBS Civil Engineering
1958Raymond J. SlatteryBS Business Administration
1958Gerald L. Vande HeiBS Forestry
1959Clifford E. FaucherBS Civil Engineering
1959Monte J. HandBS Chemical Engineering
1959Jack E. PiersonBS Civil Engineering
1960Roger G. GratesBS Applied Physics, BS Metallurgical Engineering
1960Raymond G. LatvalaBS Business Administration
1960William J. LubitzBS Electrical Engineering
1960Richard G. MeeseBS Chemical Engineering
1961Edmond P. FridayBS Civil Engineering
1962William T. Dodson P.E.BS Mechanical Engineering
1962Russell P. PaquetteBS Electrical Engineering
1962Donald C. TrimbleBS Mechanical Engineering
1963Rodger A. ArolaBS Civil Engineering, MS Engineering Mechanics
1963Robert G. CarlsonBS Mechanical Engineering
1963Barry C. DaveyBS Electrical Engineering
1963Alfred A. PorkkaBS Mechanical Engineering
1966Erwin T. SimiBS Biological Sciences
1967Douglas A. Grisham P.E.BS Civil Engineering, MS Civil Engineering
1967L. Howard RichardsBS Mechanical Engineering
1967Dilip K. Shaw P.E.MS Chemical Engineering
1968Frederick K. GeisslerBS Electrical Engineering
1968James C. LamerandBS Mathematics, MS Mathematics
1969Robert J. GainesBS Civil Engineering, MS Civil Engineering
1970Jimmy A. FinleyBS Geology
1972Frederick R. AndersonAAS Electrical Eng Tech (AAS)
1972Ralph W. KleinBS Chemistry
1972David F. SzykownyBS Forestry
1973Dr. James E. KitznerBS Biological Sciences
1973Curtis R. PaulsonAAS Forest Technology
1974Dr. Robert A. AyresPHD Metallurgical Engineering
1974Walter J. CaspersBS Civil Engineering, MS Civil Engineering
1974Daniel W. JunttilaBA Liberal Arts
1974Ronald W. PaynterBS Civil Engineering
1975Fred William R. FassBS Geology
1975Charles D. KramerBS Chemistry, MS Chemical Engineering
1978Daniel A. O’BrienBS Forestry
1979Warren R. BrownBS Chemical Engineering
1979Sheryl P. LepistoBS Biological Sciences
1979Paul J. McHoneBS Forestry
1979Dr. Darwin G. MoonBS Mechanical Engineering
1981Carol A. DeBackerBS Wood Science
1982Robert E. CassBS Mechanical Engineering
1984John J. GagnonAAS Civil Engineering Technology
1985James L. HollenbeckBS Geology
1988Dr. Douglas E. WilkenMS Physics, PHD Applied Physics
1989Jeffrey S. ArchBS Civil Engineering
1989Dr. M. Sean ClanceyMS Rhetoric & Tech Communication, PHD Rhetoric & Tech Communication
1991Thomas M. DemenyBS Electrical Engineering
1993Eric M. FredricksonBS Environmental Engineering, MS Operations Management
1993Heather C. SchultzBS Mechanical Engineering
1997Ryan T. AdragnaBS Mechanical Engineering
2003Frank A. WhitonBS Engineering
2009Mark D. MiljevichBS Civil Engineering
2011Breanna L. CronkBS Mechanical Engineering
2012James E. BrandtBS Accounting
2019Anthony J. RettigBS Mechanical Engineering

In Memoriam for October 1 – December 31, 2021


Remembering Five Former Michigan Tech Professors/Instructors

Wilbur (Bill) Campbell — Biochemistry Professor 1981–2003

Bill (Dr Wilbur H) Campbell died unexpectedly at home early on January 30, 2022.  He was born in 1945 in Santa Ana, California, and earned his PhD in Biochemistry from UW Madison in (1972). A series of post-doctoral positions in different parts of the country led to a faculty appointment in the Department of Chemistry at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Technology. He met and married Ellen in Syracuse in 1981, and they moved to the Keweenaw in 1985 when he became the biochemistry professor at Michigan Tech. 

In 1993, the Campbells decided to try to bring the discoveries of Bill’s academic research out into the world with new products for testing water quality. NECi, in Lake Linden, was one of the first biotech companies in Michigan. NECi’s products for nitrate testing won USEPA method approval in 2017. They are made in Lake Linden and sold to customers worldwide.

Bill’s step-daughter Lisa Carne works on coral restoration in Belize.  His brother’s family are settled downstate, from Detroit to Ann Arbor.  Sister Jeanette Merki and family are in Kirkland, Washington.   

Bill loved trees, birds, wildlife, cats, bears, and peace.  The beauty of the area kept the Campbells here in the UP, despite the winters.  


M. Sean Clancey — Humanities Professor 1998–2019

M. Sean Clancey, 66, a resident of Calumet passed away on Monday February 21, 2022 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.

He was born on August 20, 1955 in Ishpeming to James and Barbara (Stakel) Clancey. When he arrived home, his two older brothers, ages 2 & 3 – having recently witnessed the birth of a litter of Boxer puppies – were unimpressed, asking “Where are the rest?”. He graduated from Ishpeming High School with the Class of 1973, having focused not only on the English language, but also delving into German and French. His great interest in languages culminated in a highly rewarding trip to Europe, where he was able to focus his attention on the nuances of regional dialects in London and Paris. He was also surprised to learn that a student his age could even enjoy an occasional sip of wine or ale. His earnest studies empowered him to perform exquisite Shakespearian orations and even pull off an unforgettable onstage impression of Joe Cocker while competing in an air guitar contest under the lights at the Champion Horse Pulling Grounds during Beer Fest. One former high school teacher recalls giving him the assignment to write an essay about an inanimate object, using its perspective and point of view. Sean chose Richard Nixon’s wastebasket as the subject of his report.

Following high school Sean attended St. Norbert University, and then moved on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Marquette University. He next attended Michigan Technological University where he received his Masters and PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communications. We believe he was the only MTU Masters candidate to ever illustrate a thesis point by juggling three balls during his defense.

Sean’s first job after Marquette was for the Marinette Eagle Herald newspaper, where he worked the Peshtigo beat. After obtaining his PhD, he became a Lecturer at Michigan Tech in 1998. He taught there until his retirement in 2019. He was a multi-year finalist in the Academy of Teaching Excellence and won the MTU Distinguished Teaching award in 2009.

Sean was known by the nicknames “Otto” and “Doc”. Otto came from his high school German class, and Doc came from his skills on the volleyball court. He was an accomplished volleyball player, playing in tournaments across the UP, and earning a DSV (Doctor of Surgical Volleyball) degree awarded by his contemporaries. Another of Sean’s hobbies was golf – encompassing the links, frisbee, and computer versions. He was devoted to the Green Bay Packers (purchasing share number 029474 in 1997) and attended many memorable games at Lambeau Field. Doc was fortunate to be at Marquette University when the Warriors won the national championship under legendary coach Al McGuire in 1977. The Michigan Wolverines also held a special spot in his heart, his Grandfather having been the Student Assistant to Fielding Yost in 1908.

For over a decade, his summer was highlighted by a trip to the Great Northern Bluegrass Festival at Mole Lake, Wisconsin. Nothing pleased the Doc more than peacefully relaxing to music in the Chequamegon Forest with friends. Coming on the heels of that “relaxation”, he always relished the annual August canoe camping trips in the Keweenaw at Bete Gris on Lake Superior (at arguably the world’s most outstanding campsite) with a close circle of friends. For over 25 years, he made that trek and kept close tabs on the veracity of pronouncements at the well-stocked bar. No B.S. ever went unchallenged with The Good Doctor on hand.

Sean was extremely generous with his time. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Copper Range Historical Society and regularly welcomed visitors to their Museum in South Range. He would never pass up the opportunity to deliver meals for the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, sacrificing many holidays with his family so that he could help make those days extra special for elderly residents of the Copper Country. In addition, he served as Faculty Advisor to the Delta Upsilon Fraternity at MTU, providing much appreciated guidance for many years.

Sean was a staunch Progressive and tireless crusader for worthy causes. His knock was heard at many a Keweenaw door. He carried signs, gathered signatures, and handed out countless pamphlets while always being well prepared to calmly explain his positions on those issues. He truly Felt the Bern!

Sean always enjoyed a large circle of friends, who treasured his quick wit and easy smile. He was happiest when surrounded by friends and engaged in conversation.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved dog Luke. He is survived by his brothers: Pat (Diane) Clancey of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jay (former spouse Mary Windsand) Clancey of Lake Michigamme, Tom Clancey of Tampa, Florida, and special niece Brooke (Joe) Routhier of Ishpeming.


Robert A. Fricke ’48 — Professor 1979–87

Robert A. Fricke, 99, a resident of Hurontown and the Bluffs Senior Living Community in Houghton passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the UP Health Systems Portage Hospital, in Hancock.

He was born on March 18, 1922, in Hurontown, MI, a son of the late August E. and Ethel M. (Martin) Fricke. Bob was raised in Hurontown, and was a graduate of Houghton High School with the class of 1939. He then attended Michigan Technological University before enlisting in the United States Army Air Force from 1946 to 1948. He then returned to Michigan Technological University, to receive his degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

On January 6, 1951, he was united in marriage to the former Dorothea Tetzlaff. The couple moved to different parts of the country during Robert’s working career such as the Local Radar Base in Keweenaw County, Zeeland, MI as City Engineer, Milwaukee, WI and Los Angeles for eight years, while he worked for Rex Chainbelt, then in Cleveland, OH, while he worked for Master Builder and later Union Carbide, in Ashtabula OH. He returned to make his home in Hurontown, when he accepted a faculty position at Michigan Technological University, retiring in 1987.

Locally, Mr. Fricke was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Houghton. Robert’s life of helping and giving began at an early age when he became an Eagle Scout and continued throughout his life. Locally he was active on many boards and committees with Portage Township, was a former Secretary for Rangers Post #6165 VFW of South Range, the Hancock Lions Club, where he helped begin the handicap ramp project and the Copper Country Kiwanis Club, as well as a former Boy Scout Leader. Mr. Fricke was a 33rd Degree Mason and an active member of Copper Country Lodge #135 F&AM. He was very proud to have received the Masonic Lou B. Winsor Award in 2001, from the Grand Lodge of Michigan.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister Olive Raduchel. Surviving are: wife Dorothea Fricke of the Bluffs Senior Living Community; children James Fricke of Hancock, Elva Brodnick of Cleveland, OH, Mary Bronson of Mayfield Heights, OH; grandson Lewis Bronson; and nephew William Raduchel.


Stephen G. Shetron — Forestry Professor 1966–96

Stephen George Shetron, 87, of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on January 5, 2022 after a short illness.

Steve grew up in White Plains, NY. He was a lifelong learner, with degrees from Alfred State (NY), Michigan State, and U of M. He was a professor in Soils Science at Michigan Tech for 30 years, enjoying his teaching and research in mine tailing reclamation. He and his wife Ruth raised their daughters, Becky and Lynne, in Alberta and L’Anse, Michigan. Their family time was full of such experiences as maple sugaring, fishing, cross country skiing, camping and summer weekends at their cottage on Beaufort Lake. Later in his career, Steve and Ruth lived in Houghton.

Throughout his adult life he was active in the United Methodist church and even after moving away maintained a special interest in the L’Anse church. His church home in Traverse City was the First Reformed Church. He was also an active volunteer in retirement, spending time with the Tucson-Sonoran Desert Museum, Native Seeds/SEARCH, and Interlochen. He enjoyed traveling with family and friends, and later in life visited South America, Egypt, drove the Alaska Highway and took a month-long cruise to Antarctica. He was a snowbird in Arizona for many years and enjoyed taking Amtrak back and forth.

Steve is survived by his children Rebecca Nold and Lynne (John) Shetron-Rama, grandchildren Natalie and Andrew Nold, and Benjamin and Elaine Rama. Preceding him in death are his father and mother John Henry and Veeva C. (Sworts) Shetron, his older brother John Shetron Jr, and his wife of 43 years, Ruth (Strobel) Shetron.


Douglas E. Wilken ’88 ’93 — Physics Instructor/Lab Assistant 2016–22

Douglas E. Wilken, age 59 of Foley, died on January 28, 2022 at the St. Cloud Hospital. 

Doug was born on December 17, 1962 to Richard and Jackie (Liardon) Wilken in Princeton, Minnesota. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria before attending Bethel University and Michigan Technological University to earn a doctorate in physics. After years of working in the corporate world, Doug returned to Michigan Technological University as an instructor in the Physics Department.

When not commuting between states, Doug delighted in being a grandfather and spending time with his wife and children. He was a fellow deer hunter and fan of the Vikings, along with any team who beat the Packers. Doug was a gifted musician, playing piano for his family and friends and sharing his beautiful singing voice with the church choir. He loved to read and collected a large library of books, ranging from countless technical tomes to science fiction and fantasy novels. One of Doug’s greatest passions was teaching and sharing his knowledge with others as well as tinkering with electronics. 

Doug is survived by his wife Dona of 30 years; children Christopher Koshowany, Matthew Koshowany, Kateryna Koshowany, and Samantha (Mathew) Minerich; grandchildren Tatiana, Mathew, and Henry; father Richard Wilken; siblings Eric (Sue) Wilken, Sue (Jeff) Nelson, Dan (Vicky) Wilken, and Curtis (Deb) Wilken; eight nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jackie.


Calling All Mascots

Before Blizzard T. Husky became Michigan Tech’s official mascot in the late 1990s, there were several iterations of the Husky mascot.

What are your memories of Tech’s mascot? Tell us below!

Bill ’71 and Kathy ’71 Wassberg were the first students to put on a mascot suit. They came up with the idea to hold a reunion for all mascot students during Alumni Reunion on campus August 4-6, 2022.

Did you or someone you know put on the mascot suit for Michigan Tech? We’d love to connect with you. Email us at alumni@mtu.edu.


Tech Twosomes. What’s Your Story?

Share your story! Tell us your Tech Twosome story in the comments below.

Maybe you met in class or at the dining hall. Maybe you had your first date at the bowling alley or Mt. Ripley.

Maybe, like Marie and Tom ’69 Cain, you had your first dance at the SnoBall during Winter Carnival half a century ago.

We are honored that Tech holds a special place in your hearts, as you do in ours.
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day by spreading the love with a gift to Michigan Tech in honor of your special connection.
Your gift helps the next generation of students write their stories.

Other Tech Twosome Stories:

Liz ’12 (Cloos) and Patrick ’12 Dreyer
We at the LeaderShape leadership camp in January 2009, the week before the spring semester of our freshman year. We started dating after only 12 days of knowing each other and have been together ever since.

During our senior year, we decided that we wanted to get engaged to get married. Patrick wanted to surprise Liz. His first idea was to “feign car trouble” on our way back to Michigan Tech from Detroit and pull off the road in Alberta where we first met three years prior. However, Patrick realized that the entire family would be VERY upset that they wouldn’t get to see the newly engaged couple for many months. So, Patrick shifted his plans and proposed to Liz in Detroit four days before Christmas.

We’re now happily married for almost eight years.


Alissa ’17 (Alexander) and James ’15 Kanka
James and I met my first semester at Tech in fall of 2011 at Sigma Pi Haunted Haus. I was joining Theta Chi Epsilon sorority and was a tour guide for the charity event. James was a brother of Sigma Pi fraternity and came to help out after he got off work. One of my sisters that knew him introduced us and it was love at first sight. We started dating in January and were inseparable. We were even able to take some classes together during our time at Tech! James graduated in 2015 and was able to stay in the Houghton area with me until I graduated in 2017. We married in July of 2017 and just welcomed our first child, Nash, into the world in January of this year. We look back fondly at our time at Michigan Tech and wouldn’t change a thing about it as it has lead us to where we are now!


In Memoriam

October 1 – December 31, 2021

Pref ClassFull NameDegrees
1936Esther R. BrodeurBS General Science
1942Henry J. Hansen JrBS Metallurgical Engineering, MS Metallurgy
1946John V. BerghBS Civil Engineering
1947John G. LiadisBS Electrical Engineering
1947William I. PentinBS Electrical Engineering
1947Oliver R. SimiBS Chemical Engineering
1948Alice C. CrowellBS General Science
1948Kenneth W. HarderBS Mechanical Engineering
1948Henry G. PiperBS Mechanical Engineering
1949William S. AudayBS Electrical Engineering
1949Paul K. GoetheBS Electrical Engineering
1949Melvin E. Orchard P.E.BS Civil Engineering
1950Arne L. AndersonBS General Science
1950Kenneth F. NackeBS Mechanical Engineering
1950Charles D. PutnamBS Electrical Engineering
1951Dolores M. AdamsBS General Science
1951Mark W. CrossBS Mechanical Engineering
1951George D. EcksteinBS Civil Engineering, MS Civil Engineering
1951Andrew GroeneveldBS Metallurgical Engineering
1951John J. LoughrayBS Forestry
1952Cletus L. Courchaine PEBS Civil Engineering
1956Sonny G. EdwardsBS Mechanical Engineering, MS Mechanical Engineering
1956Thomas B. SullivanBS Metallurgical Engineering
1957Donald L. GoochBS Business Engineering Admin, BS Chemical Engineering
1958Roland A. MariucciBS Civil Engineering
1958Dr. Robert J. SpahnBS Engineering Physics
1958Dr. Laurence G. StevensMS Chemistry
1959Bruce M. BertramBS Geological Engineering, MS Business Administration
1959Gerald J. FitzgeraldBS Civil Engineering, MS Civil Engineering
1959Ernest W. LehtolaBS Business Administration
1959Stanley R. MichaelsonBS Civil Engineering
1959Robert B. PlaterBS Civil Engineering
1959Peter M. RankinBS Electrical Engineering
1960Donald N. GibsonBS Metallurgical Engineering
1960Col. George T. LaBlonde Jr (Ret)BS Mining Engineering
1960Robert H. WieberBS Engineering Physics
1961Thomas J. BourkeBS Business Administration
1962Robert S. EiferdBS Mathematics
1962David Alexander McLachlanBS Business Administration
1963William B. WoodBS Forestry
1964John D. TruaxBS Applied Physics
1965Kenneth C. ChermakBS Mechanical Engineering
1965Paul A. PolusBS Physics, MS Nuclear Engineering
1965Franklin V. VreskBS Electrical Engineering
1966Allan R. KnivilaBS Applied Physics, ’88 MS Physics
1966Joanne E. PotterBS Business Administration
1966Donald R. WickBS Civil Engineering
1968Dr. Ronald L. HeningerBS Forestry, ’69 MS Forestry
1970Ronald N. BuswellBS Electrical Engineering
1970Dr. Timothy R. PinchbackBS Metallurgical Engineering, ’74 MS Metallurgical Engineering, ’77 PHD Metallurgical Engineering
1971David B. KremhellerBS Geology
1971Bruce M. LahtiBS Business Administration
1971Casann E. RayBS Biological Sciences
1971Gary R. ScriverBS Business Administration
1972George E. BienBS Chemical Engineering
1972Fouad BsatBS Mechanical Engineering
1972Robert A. DeLoskeyBS Mechanical Engineering
1972James T. GourdBS Business Administration
1972Raymond W. GroneveltBS Business Administration
1972Terry L. HortonBS Civil Engineering
1972Andrew IskraAAS Civil Engineering Technology
1972Bruce A. JonesBS Electrical Engineering
1972Ronald J. KadelsikBS Civil Engineering
1972James E. KattelusBS Mechanical Engineering
1972William L. KennedyBS Business Administration
1972Herman K. KinnieBS Civil Engineering
1972George B. MackeyBS Mechanical Engineering
1972Larry D. MustamaaBS Biological Sciences
1972Peter R. NardiBS Electrical Engineering
1972William P. QuinnBS Business Administration
1972Michael L. SchoenherrBS Civil Engineering
1972Paul M. SchuerAAS Electrical Eng Tech (AAS)
1972Gregory C. VopalBS Business Engineering Admin, BS Electrical Engineering
1972William W. WillisBS Mechanical Engineering
1972Dr. Charles A. WilsonMS Chemistry, PHD Chemistry
1972Thomas N. ZatkovicBS Civil Engineering
1973Marvin F. HerstromBS Business Administration
1974Bela T. Lanczy D.O.BS Biological Sciences, ’80 MS Biological Sciences
1974Cynthia S. StockBS Medical Technology
1975Roger A. BriggsBS Chemical Engineering
1975Richard C. DoverAAS Forest Technology
1975William J. MerrillMS Business Administration
1976Michael W. HoeftBS Chemistry
1977Marvin R. BablerBS Wood Science
1978Kurt D. FriesthBS Forestry
1978David A. ParkerBS Electrical Engineering
1979Denise Ann OsterholmAAS Electrical Eng Tech (AAS)
1979Susan B SinclairBS Chemical Engineering
1981Judith M. HaatajaAAS Nursing Technology
1983David J. StanleyBS Mechanical Engineering
1985Nena M. Evans, P.E.BS Electrical Engineering
1985Richard D. StrieterAAS Electrical Eng Tech (AAS), ’87 AAS Civil Engineering Technology
1989David L. HekkerBS Electrical Engineering, ’91 MS Operations Management
1995Paulette T. NobleBS Business Administration

In Memoriam July 1 – September 30, 2021


Supporting the Student Experience

“Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections.” That is the mission of your Alumni Board of Directors. This diverse group of volunteers support a wide range of programs for alumni and students to encourage engagement with Michigan Tech. One of these programs is the Student Initiative Support Program (SISP) which provides funds and alumni expertise for student organizations with ideas that promote student involvement on campus.

They look for ideas for programs that positively impact all students and support the alumni mission of “Celebrating Traditions. Creating Connections”. Ideally, these initiatives are inclusive and support a culture of philanthropy among students. The Alumni Board has also helped students acquire equipment that will leave a lasting impact on the University such as the Film Board sound system upgrade.  

In addition to providing funding, they provide connections to knowledge or expertise in a particular area. An example of this was connecting the Sustainability House students with an alumnus with expertise in beekeeping.

Below are the initiatives that the Alumni Board has supported through the history of SISP.

  • Alpha Phi Omega – Epsilon Lambda
  • AMS Enterprise – Cherry Festival Parade
  • Aquanauts Scuba Club- wetsuits for women
  • Arnold Air Society
  • Blue Key e-tablets & software
  • Blue Key Winter Carnival
  • Career Prep Videos
  • CesarChavez Tribute Dinner
  • FilmBoard Sound Equipment upgrade
  • Forest Guild – National Convention
  • GSG Colloquium
  • SDC Ice Skate Rental Program
  • Indian Student Association Diwali
  • Iranian New Years – Norooz
  • IRHC Broomball Trailer
  • Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck March
  • Keweenaw Pride
  • Leaders in Continuous Improvement
  • LeaderShape
  • Makerspace 3D printer
  • Materials Unlimited Conference travel
  • MedLife – Mobile Clinic – international travel
  • Mont Ripley Ski Patrol
  • MTSF Oozeball event
  • MTSF Snow Soccer event
  • MTU Sustainability Demonstration House–beekeeping
  • Mushing Club
  • Outdoor Nation Challenge – OAP
  • Pep Band Cherry Festival Parade
  • ROTCPrecision Drill Team
  • SBE Project Plan Competition
  • SBE DECA conference
  • SIS- MLK Day
  • SIS- SIS/SAAM Reunion bus
  • Sled Heads-WC snowmobile stunt show
  • Society Biomedical Engineers – Conference
  • Society of Optics and Photonics at Michigan Tech
  • Student Veterans Organization
  • University Innovation Fellows
  • USG- Thanksgiving Break Bus
  • Women’s Leadership/Programming Council
  • Women’s Soccer Reunion

Whether it’s on this list or not, tell us what student organization or experience impacted you?


In Memoriam

July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021

Pref ClassFull NameDegrees
1949Vincent A. MiklasBS Electrical Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering
1949Willard O. TschantzBS Mechanical Engineering
1950Gordon D. CarlsonBS Civil Engineering
1950Thomas C. Elwell P.E.BS Mechanical Engineering
1950Jack D. RaisanenBS Civil Engineering
1951Edward J. GaffneyBS Mechanical Engineering
1951Howard A. Zollinger P.E.BS Electrical Engineering
1952Dante A. IacovoniBS Metallurgical Engineering, MS Metallurgical Engineering
1954George F. Kruggel P.E.BS Mechanical Engineering, ’55 MS Mechanical Engineering
1956L. Stanley Freese, Jr.BS Forestry
1957Jack A. KolehmainenBS Mechanical Engineering
1957Roy A. KoskiBS Geological Engineering, BS Metallurgical Engineering, BS Mining Engineering
1957John E. MillerBS Electrical Engineering
1958Frank R. HastedtBS Physics
1958John A. RechlinBS Civil Engineering
1959Dr. Donald E. MikkolaBS Metallurgical Engineering
1959John H. RuusiBS Chemical Engineering, ’63 BS Business Engineering Admin
1962Louis F.M.  AngottiBS Business Administration
1962John LagadinBS Geological Engineering
1963Robert J. GaaboBS Electrical Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering
1965Sandy W. Johnson JrBS Mechanical Engineering
1965Dennis M. TauluBS Mechanical Engineering
1967Darrell A. BaconBS Mechanical Engineering
1967Jon C. BettsBS Forestry
1967Anthony J. EspositoBS Business Administration
1967Joseph S. WildbergBS Business Administration
1968Dr. Alan R. KaubBS Civil Engineering
1968Michael R. PeramakiBS Forestry
1969Erik J. GrorudBS Civil Engineering
1969Paul A. MasiniBS Business Engineering Admin, ’69 BS Mechanical Engineering
1970William T. Hicks II, P.E.BS Electrical Engineering
1970Eric J. PaavilainenBS Forestry
1971Dominic C. ChiangMS Chemistry
1971Richard E. DrouillardAAS Electrical Eng Tech (AAS)
1971Kristine M. HaglundBS Biological Sciences
1971Douglas R. HansenBS Electrical Engineering
1971Jeffrey A. JasickiBS Mechanical Engineering
1971Alan G. KlugBS Mechanical Engineering
1971Norman W. Laursen JrBS Electrical Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering
1971John W. Loney JrMS Electrical Engineering
1971William D. LundtBS Mathematics
1971Douglas L. McKeeBS Electrical Engineering
1971Steven W. NymanBS Chemical Engineering
1971Dennis K. OlsonBS Civil Engineering
1971Mark E. SauveBS Chemical Engineering
1971Michael F. SchmidtBS Business Administration
1971Darrell J. SeppanenBS Mathematics
1971C. Jerry SherwoodBS Mechanical Engineering
1971Allan L. SleemanBS Mechanical Engineering, ’77 MS Mechanical Engineering
1971Alan R. TerBushBS Business Administration
1971Larry D. ThompsonBS Electrical Engineering
1972David J. DibertBS Applied Physics
1972Farhad HaghighatBS Mechanical Engineering
1972Gregory J. HattAAS Civil Engineering Technology, ’77 BS Civil Engineering
1972Andrew J. HubertBS Electrical Engineering
1972George C. Kandler JrBS Biological Sciences
1972Mark W. LarsonAAS Forest Technology
1973Dr. Leroy V. HeldtMS Biological Sciences
1973John P. KohutBS Chemistry, ’76 MS Chemistry
1973Betty A. PyhtilaBS Business Administration
1974Larry P. MosherBS Electrical Engineering
1974Lorraine D. PalmerBA Liberal Arts
1974Richard F. PrinceBS Business Administration
1975Kenneth M. BarlageAAS Forest Technology
1975Sharon R. SibilskyBA Liberal Arts
1977David A. BromanBS Biological Sciences
1977David D. MyroldBS Forestry
1978Peter W. RobertsBS Business Administration
1978Steven R. Vanden BrinkBS Civil Engineering
1979Robert D. DekemaAAS Electrical Eng Tech (AAS)
1982Mary C. LintonMS Biological Sciences
1983Gary R. SheaBS Civil Engineering
1984S. Paul SundeenMS Business Administration
1985James M. HarjuBS Electrical Engineering
1985Mark C. HebertBS Metallurgical Engineering
1987Gregory G. MorelliBS Civil Engineering
1994Cynthia J. TormalaBA Liberal Arts
2000Keith E. GrahamBS Forestry

In Memoriam — April 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021


In Memoriam

April 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021

Pref ClassFull NameDegrees
1938Donald H. KransBS Mechanical Engineering
1938Robert G. Peets P.E.BS Geology, BS Mining Engineering
1942Clifford B. Armstrong JrBS Chemical Engineering
1942Clyde B. DobbieBS Electrical Engineering
1942Kenneth J. YonkerBS Metallurgical Engineering
1943Warren H. LangBS Mining Engineering
1944Lyon L. BrinsmadeBS Mining Engineering
1948Donald G. MitchellBS Mechanical Engineering
1948Clarke E. Pease JrBS Electrical Engineering
1949Wallace J. BenzieBS Civil Engineering
1949James O. Frendewey, Sr.BS Mining Engineering
1949Latham B. Gray JrBS Mining Engineering
1951Clayton L. Davidson P.E.BS Chemical Engineering
1951Frederick J. KneislerBS Mechanical Engineering
1953Frank J. Brechting JrBS Business Engineering Admin, BS Civil Engineering, MS Civil Engineering
1954Lucille W. BicknellBS Chemistry
1955R. George McGinnBS Geological Engineering
1955Edwin C. RiuttaBS Mechanical Engineering
1956Delano J. HarmaBS Forestry
1956Robert V. RoachBS Forestry
1957Thomas A. ColemanBS Civil Engineering
1957Raymond O. LesceliusBS Chemical Engineering
1958Glenn S. ArendsenBS Chemical Engineering
1958William J. PatzerBS Electrical Engineering
1959Dr Darrell W SmithBS Metallurgical Engineering
1960Onni J. Perala P.E.BS Civil Engineering
1961Morton J. CookBS Civil Engineering
1961Leslie G. HarkinsBS Electrical Engineering
1961Anthony D. HeibelBS Geological Engineering
1961Dale R. JehnzenBS Business Administration
1961Carl E. LugvielBS Chemistry
1961Ronald S. MichalakBS Metallurgical Engineering
1961James M. PearceBS Mechanical Engineering
1961Lawrence P White P.E.BS Civil Engineering
1962Donald P. DixBS Civil Engineering
1962Glenn L. HaglundBS Electrical Engineering
1962Peter W. JonasBS Physics
1962David A. MakiBS Mechanical Engineering
1962Gary L. MillerBS Business Administration
1962Thomas A. ParkerBS Metallurgical Engineering
1963George M. GoodrichBS Metallurgical Engineering, MS Metallurgical Engineering
1963Robert A. HietikkoBS Forestry
1963Hugh L. McLeanBS Mechanical Engineering
1963William C. TothBS Business Administration
1964Thomas P. GarityBS Civil Engineering
1964David G. GrimbleBS Forestry
1964Jean D. JuillandBS Geology, MS Geology
1964Bruce L. LinkBS Mechanical Engineering
1965Dennis P. HillBS Mechanical Engineering
1965Jon E. KleinhansBS Electrical Engineering
1965Paul W. KonvalinkaBS Chemical Engineering
1965Jerry R. McKeeBS Electrical Engineering
1966Clifford A. AndersonBS Mathematics
1966Prof. Bernard W. CarrBS Forestry
1966Daniel E. FilleyBS Mechanical Engineering
1966Rodney L WegnerBS Mechanical Engineering
1967Col. Noel M. HannaBS Business Administration
1967Russell R. McMasterBS Business Administration
1967Michael Messner IIIBS Business Administration
1968Robert K. GatesBS Mathematics
1968Clifford B. GordanierAAS Civil Engineering Technology
1968Arthur N. MaupinBS Chemical Engineering
1968Marilyn R. RabideauBS Mathematics
1969Dennis M. HaveyMS Biological Sciences
1969Warren T. JiveryBS Applied Physics
1970Dennis H. KoskiBS Forestry
1970Vincent LettieriBS Mechanical Engineering
1970Ronald J. LuxBS Business Administration
1970Ivan E. MartinBS Mechanical Engineering
1970Joel R. SchlukebirBS Civil Engineering
1971Dennis L. AdamsBS Electrical Engineering
1971Michael D. AhlfAAS Electrical Eng Tech (AAS)
1971Alejandro AmayaBS Mining Engineering
1971Allen S. BlackhallBS Business Administration
1971Raymond C. Brainard JrBS Mining Engineering
1971Marvin A. MaesBS Business Administration
1971Edward L. StankusBS Biological Sciences
1972Larry R. GrimesBS Business Administration
1972Sandra K. MartinBS Medical Technology
1974John M. UbbesBS Mechanical Engineering
1976L/Col.Mark D. WilleyMS Business Administration
1983Diana M. HeckelBS Business Administration
1987Martin A. McGrathBS Business Administration
1989Julie D. WalczakBS Business Administration
1991Larry S. JokinenBS Forestry
1999Stacy A. LybertBS Physics
1999Steven E. PesolaBS Business Administration
2013Abhishek GuptaBS Civil Engineering
2017Richard L. FowlerBS Electrical Eng Tech

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